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As a technologically-minded person, you may be aware of a new film in a little-known movie franchise called Star Wars currently playing in theaters. If you're new to the saga or simply want to relive the entire series from the very beginning, why not enter the latest MacNN Deals giveaway of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, as well as your very own BB-8 droid.
Yes, we said that Off Topic was coming back in 2016, but as usual we have opinions. here's the deal. This episode is full to the brim with spoilers for the end of the Doctor Who season as well as The Force Awakens, so if you want to remain unspoiled for either, just don't bother listening right now. It'll still be here when you want to chat. Don't worry, Star Wars fans, only 22 minutes of Doctor Who, with the balance of the hour talking about Star Wars nitty gritty!
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, EA ships the companion app for Star Wars Battlefront early, Twitch adds two-factor authentication among other announcements, Rocket League gains a free "Mutator" update, and the first Xbox 360 games coming to Xbox One under the new Backward Compatibility mode are revealed.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, more special character abilities in Star Wars Battlefront are announced, the day one patch for Halo 5: Guardians is revealed to be 9GB in size, and Konami deny rumors Hideo Kojima has left the company.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look back at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, Allison Road gains a publisher, a Homeworld game resurfaces, the public beta of Star Wars Battlefront was played by over 9 million people, and an iconic car from a major movie franchise heads to Rocket League.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look back at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, Steam Early Access witnesses two major indie games graduating from the scheme, voice actors vote to strike over game-related pay, The Walking Dead invades the App Store, and the Star Wars Battlefront beta begins.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited gets its second expansion, Ubisoft announces another Far Cry spin-off, microtransactions in games get some attention, and two developers pull games from the App Store.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, we take a look at what's coming out of the VR-focused Oculus Connect 2 gathering, voice actors threaten to strike over game-related pay and conditions, and EA reveals when the Star Wars Battlefront beta will take place.
If you're a Star Wars fan, you know that The Force Awakens is on the horizon, and you're probably excited. What you might have not heard about just yet, is that there's another Star Wars title, a game, that has come out recently. In an attempt to wet your whistle in the same manner as Fallout Shelter did, Star Wars: Uprising was released with the intention of providing a bit of extra fuel for the hype-train before The Force Awakens.
Kabam, in collaboration with Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm, today announced the launch of Star Wars: Uprising, the first mobile role-playing game that takes place between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, following the death of the Emperor. The game is available now on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Google Play for Android devices.
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Swift benchmarking suite goes open-source
Following the release of new betas for all its platforms, Apple on Monday also made a suite of 75 tools for benchmarking Swift-developed coding projects, including libraries for benchmarking functions, a utility for comparing the resulting metrics, and a driver for running them. The company says it is asking the community for help in developing additional benchmarks, as well as further "helper" libraries and overall code review for better stability and performance. Apple plans to include benchmark pull requests in Swift's new continuous integration system as well. http://bit.ly/1W8u0EU
Instagram now supporting multiple accounts
As reported earlier, Instagram is now rolling out support for multiple accounts (up to five) in version 7.1.5 of its iOS app. The feature has been one of the main attractions of third-party Instagram clients, but it is unclear if users must seek out an "add account" preference in the app; additionally, some users are reporting that the ability to add accounts has not yet been added. The company says notifications "depend on when you last logged in, and the number of devices that are logged into that account," suggesting not all notifications across accounts will appear when logged into a given one. http://bit.ly/1moh95p
Pictures of Galaxy S7, Edge leaked
New images have been leaked of Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The images of the Galaxy S7 are very similar to a draft leaked earlier this year, with a curved back reminiscent of the iPhone 3G with the normal Samsung camera hump in the upper center of the phone. The picture of the Galaxy S7 Edge as leaked is running a benchmark application showing modest improvements over the S6 line, if accurate. Both models are expected to be formally announced in a February 21 press event hosted by Samsung. http://bit.ly/20Gf07X
Bambooti wooden skins for MacBooks
Bambooti has introduced premium wooden skins for Apple laptops that allow users to customize any design or logo directly on the case. Each Bambooti skin is handcrafted from sustainably managed forests, and are hand sanded and spray-finished to create an ultra smooth exterior. Bambooti's wooden skins start at $65 on the fully-funded Kickstarter which includes a custom design or logo of the user's choice that will be engraved on the product. http://kck.st/1PhE6Sb
Apple Music in Taiwan, now up to 113 countries
Apple Music has now added its 113th country, Taiwan, to its expanding list of areas where it offers its paid subscription service. The price in the country will start at NT$150 (about $4.50 US) for an individual subscription, and that now includes (as it does in the rest of the world) the formerly free-but-ad-supported iTunes Radio feature, which as in other countries will be customized somewhat to offer channels of locally-popular music styles. Apple Music is now available in 16 countries and regions -- including China, India, Russia, and Japan -- where Spotify has not yet arrived.
Invisible wall mount for iPad Pro, mini
Computing hardware mounting company Wall-Smart has announced the availability the new "invisible" wall mount, with models for the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 -- all with no bezel. The invisible mount includes Power Over Ethernet to USB, which allows charging while in-wall, and is available for both drywall and solid surfaces such as solid wood panels or partition walls. Prices vary widely by iPad model, and required mounting hardware. http://bit.ly/1SE5jCO
Kingston buys IronKey secure USB tech
Kingston Digital today announced it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey from Imation. In addition to Kingston's acquisition, encryption services leader DataLocker has purchased the IronKey Enterprise Management Services platform which provides centralized management to encrypted USB drives. Kingston and DataLocker claim that there will be no interruption in service provided, or available products as a result of the consolidations. http://bit.ly/1QQk9SZ